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This course gives an overview of the subject sustainable consumption, including background, goal and theories.
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After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- understand how consumption is connected to ecological, social and economic sustainability.
- understand which consumption categories that have largest environmental impact and why, as well as how the consumption is connected to values, lifestyle and income.
- describe how the consumption looks in a global perspective, how it is changed, and forecasts for the future.
- state the connection between design and consumption and how design methodology can be used to achieve a more sustainable consumption.
- understand and reflect on your own footprint and create a strategy for how it can be reduced with an energy descent plan.
- know and use different methods to influence, change and plan for a more sustainable consumption.
The course is an e-learning course consisting of lectures online, with exercises and written assignments.
Supervision via Skype or e-mail.
Some exercises are carried out in groups of three students either via Skype or if possible, at meetings.
Current research articles and reports.
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability. The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Passed exercises and written assignments.
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